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The Internet Arcade is a web-based library of arcade (coin-operated) video games from the 1970s through to the 1990s, emulated in JSMAME, part of the JSMESS software package. Containing hundreds of games ranging through many different genres and styles, the Arcade provides research, comparison, and entertainment in the realm of the Video Game Arcade.   The game collection ranges from early "bronze-age" videogames, with black and white screens and simple sounds, through to large-scale...
Internet Arcade
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eye 4,206
favorite 30
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Willow is a 1989 arcade game based on the 1988 film of the same name. The evil witch queen Bavmorda is after the holy baby of the lands, Elora Danan, intent on destroying her. A young peaceful wizard called Willow Ufgood was selected to protect Elora. Later on, a brave warrior named Madmartigan joins Willow to fight the enemy rival General Kael. The arcade version of the game belongs to the platform genre. It has six stages, some where Willow plays his part, others where Madmartigan plays his...
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Internet Arcade
by Toaplan / Taito America Corp.
software
eye 252,909
favorite 29
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Tiger-Heli (タイガー・ヘリ) is a 1985 scrolling shooter developed by Toaplan and published by Taito for the arcades. It is a predecessor to Twin Cobra. The player controls the helicopter "Tiger-Heli" in a fight against various enemies. The game is a vertical scrolling shooter where the player controls a helicopter taking on hordes of enemies which include tanks, battleships, and artillery. It is interesting to note that, besides some airplanes taking off, there are no flying...
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Internet Arcade
by Taito Corporation
software
eye 49,057
favorite 46
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Developed by Taito Corporation Released 1988 Platform Arcade Published by Taito Corporation Misc Licensed Perspective Side view Genre Action Gameplay Fighting, Shooter Visual 2D scrolling Description Clark Kent, a mild-mannered reporter for a great metropolitan newspaper, possesses a secret - when he pulls off his coat, he becomes Superman, a strange being from another planet with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men. Our hero will need those powers and abilities, because Earth...
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Internet Arcade
by Taito America Corporation
software
eye 327,989
favorite 73
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Jungle Hunt is a one- or two-player side-scrolling arcade platform game produced and released by Taito in 1982. It was also known as Jungle King in early releases. The player controls a jungle explorer who sports a pith helmet and a safari suit. The player must rescue his girl from a tribe of hungry cannibals. To do this, he must swing from vine to vine, survive a crocodile-infested river, jump or duck falling rocks rolling downhill, and release the girl before she "takes a dip" in...
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Internet Arcade
by Midway
software
eye 298,287
favorite 8
comment 1
Kick is an action arcade game where the player controls a clown on a unicycle, catching falling balloons and Pac-Man characters on the clown's hat. The game was later renamed to Kick Man. At the beginning of each round, a set of balloons and (in later rounds) Pac-Man characters hover above the clown. As each object is dropped towards the clown, different colored balloons fall at different rates. The player must catch each falling object on the clown's hat. If the player does not catch a falling...
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Internet Arcade
by Stern Electronics
software
eye 327,685
favorite 23
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Frenzy was an arcade game published by Stern Electronics in 1982. It was a sequel to the hit 1980 arcade game Berzerk. Frenzy followed the basic paradigm set by Berzerk: the player must navigate a maze full of hostile robots. The goal of the game is to survive as long as possible and score points by killing robots and travelling from room to room. The game has no end other than the player losing all of his or her lives. The player has a gun with which to shoot the robots, and simple...
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Topics: arcade, stern, stern electronics, maze, shooter, speech, Berzerk Franchise
Internet Arcade
by Gremlin
software
eye 332,799
favorite 8
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Frogs is a single-player action / platform arcade game released by Sega-Gremlin in 1978. It is the first video game with a jumping character (predating Donkey Kong by 3 years), which by some definitions could make it the first platform game. The player controls a frog on lilypads and attempts to catch (with the frog's tongue and while jumping) various insects (butterflies and dragonflies) worth different amounts of points in a set amount of time. Frogs is one of the first arcade games to...
favorite ( 1 reviews )
Internet Arcade
by General Computer Corporation (Atari license)
software
eye 341,814
favorite 41
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Food Fight (also styled as Charley Chuck's Food Fight) is an arcade game released by Atari in 1983. The player guides young Charley Chuck, who is trying to eat an ice cream cone before it melts, while avoiding four chefs bent on stopping him. In Food Fight, the player controls a young boy named Charley Chuck. The object of the game is to eat an ice cream cone located on the opposite side of an open playfield. The ice cream is slowly melting, and must be consumed before it melts completely....
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Internet Arcade
by Bally Midway
software
eye 352,854
favorite 64
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Discs of Tron is the second arcade game based on 1982 Disney film Tron. Description While the first Tron arcade game had several mini-games (Gridbugs, Light Cycles, entering the MCP cone and Digital tanks), Discs of Tron is inspired by the Jai alai sequence in the original 1982 film in which Kevin Flynn is forced to play against Crom, leading to Crom being "derezzed" by Sark. Tron is also introduced later, as Flynn witnesses him competing against (and defeating) four of the MCP's...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Internet Arcade
by Universal
software
eye 351,942
favorite 11
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This is an early vertical space shooter game. You must destroy all aliens and a special monster that sometimes appears on the screen. Cheats / Tricks / Bugs / Easter Eggs If you destroy all the smaller aliens but one, that last alien will turn into the 'special monster' - a giant gargoyle which is named Bagle. Bagle will then dive bomb the player. Bagle can be destroyed after one hit, as he's really only faster and bigger than the smaller aliens. Game Play Fight the three types of aliens that...
Internet Arcade
by Sega
software
eye 375,153
favorite 47
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Congo Bongo (J: Tip Top (ティップタップ Tippu Tappu)) is an isometric platform arcade game released by Sega in 1983. The game has come to be seen as Sega's answer to the highly successful Donkey Kong game that was released two years prior. The player takes the role of a red-nosed safari hunter who tries to catch an ape named "Bongo". The hunter seeks Bongo to exact revenge for an apparent practical joke in which Bongo set fire to the hunter's tent, giving him a literal...
Internet Arcade
by Sega
software
eye 391,059
favorite 41
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Carnival is a fixed shooter arcade game created by Sega in 1980. It has the distinction of being the first video game with a bonus round. The goal of the game is to shoot at targets, while carefully avoiding running out of bullets. Three rows of targets scroll across the screen in alternating directions; these include rabbits, ducks, owls, and bonus items. If a duck target crosses the bottom row without being shot, it will come to life and begin flying down toward the player. Any ducks that...
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Arcade Repair Shop
by Sega
software
eye 737,907
favorite 245
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1 Player Start 1 2 Players Start 2 Coin 1 5 Coin 2 6 Service 1 9 Service Mode F2 Gear Shift SPACE or Mouse B2 Paddle Analog Mouse X Paddle Analog Dec LEFT Paddle Analog Inc RIGHT P1 Pedal 1 Analog N/A P1 Pedal 1 Analog Dec None P1 Pedal 1 Analog Inc LCONTROL P1 Pedal 2 Analog N/A P1 Pedal 2 Analog Dec None P1 Pedal 2 Analog Inc LALT Developed by SEGA-AM2 Co., LTD. Released Sep 25, 1986 Also For Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Game Gear, Genesis, J2ME, MSX, Nintendo 3DS,...
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Internet Arcade
by Stern Electronics
software
eye 448,850
favorite 86
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Berzerk is a multi-directional shooter video arcade game, released in 1980 by Stern Electronics of Chicago. The player controls a green stick man. Using a joystick and a firing button that activates a laser-like weapon, the player navigates a simple maze filled with many robots, who fire lasers back at the player character. A player can be killed by being shot, by running into a robot or an exploding robot, coming into contact with the electrified walls of the maze itself, or by being touched...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 13 reviews )
Topics: arcade, stern, stern electronics, maze, shooter, speech, Berzerk Franchise
Internet Arcade
by Valadon Automation (Stern Electronics License)
software
eye 416,984
favorite 46
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Bagman is a platform arcade game released by Valadon Automation in 1982. It was also licensed to Stern for U.S. distribution in the same year. This game was also released (in form of unofficial conversions) for the Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum home computer systems in 1984 as Gilligan's Gold; it is known in France as Le Bagnard. Gameplay The objective of the game is to maneuver the bagman through various mine shafts, picking up money bags and placing them in a wheelbarrow at the...
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Internet Arcade
by Williams
software
eye 560,510
favorite 168
comment 17
Defender is an arcade video game developed and released by Williams Electronics in February 1981. A shooting game featuring two-dimensional (2D) graphics, the game is set on a fictional planet where the player must defeat waves of invading aliens while protecting astronauts. Development was led by Eugene Jarvis, a pinball programmer at Williams; Defender was Jarvis' first video game project and drew inspiration from Space Invaders and Asteroids. Williams planned to display the game at the...
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Internet Arcade
by Amstar
software
eye 313,913
favorite 79
comment 5
Phoenix is an outer space-themed, fixed shooter similar to Taito's Space Invaders. It was developed by Amstar Electronics (which was located in Phoenix, Arizona) in 1980, and released by Centuri in the United States and by Taito in Japan. The Phoenix mothership is one of the first video arcade game bosses to be presented as a separate challenge. This was before the term boss was coined. The player controls a spaceship that moves horizontally at the bottom of the screen, firing upward. Enemies,...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Internet Arcade
software
eye 1,657
favorite 13
comment 0
Skull & Crossbones is a two-player arcade game developed by Atari Games. The game's player characters are One-Eye (player one) and Red Dog (player two), pirates on a venture to find a wizard who stole their treasure. Skull & Crossbones has seven game levels. In some ports of the game, the first six levels may be played in any sequence: One-Eye's Ship, Spanish Castle, Pirate's Ship #1, Ninja Camp, Pirate's Ship #2, Beach Cave, and Pirate's Ship #3. Once these levels are complete, the...
Internet Arcade
by Namco
software
eye 1,644
favorite 13
comment 2
Developed by Namco Limited Released Apr, 1988 Also For Wii Published by Namco Limited Perspective Top-down Vehicular Tank Genre Action Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Gameplay Arcade Description In Assault , the player's homeland is invaded by aliens. The next course of action is clear: manning a tank and blasting them away! The goal of each of the eleven levels is to reach the end (occupied by a fortress) and killing the opposition while avoid being hit by their projectiles - at first the player...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Internet Arcade
by Namco
software
eye 8,805
favorite 31
comment 2
Super Xevious (スーパーゼビウス Sūpā Zebiusu) is a vertical scrolling shooter arcade game that was released by Namco in 1984. It runs on Namco Galaga hardware, and as its name suggests, it is the sequel to Xevious (which was released two years earlier). The gameplay is very much like that of the original Xevious except this time it is a little more difficult. Several new enemies have also been introduced (including a silver Galaxian flagship, a rare silver Galaga "scorpion"...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Internet Arcade
by Sega
software
eye 45,215
favorite 69
comment 1
Shinobi (Japanese: 忍 -SHINOBI-) is a side-scrolling action game produced by Sega originally released for the arcades in 1987. In Shinobi, the player controls a modern day ninja named Joe Musashi who goes on a mission to rescue his kidnapped students from a group of terrorists. The player controls a ninja named Joe Musashi who has to stop a criminal organization called "Zeed" who are kidnapping the children of his ninja clan. Through five missions (consisting of three stages for the...
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Internet Arcade
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eye 38,424
favorite 72
comment 1
Tetris (styled TETЯIS) is a puzzle game developed by Atari Games and originally released for arcades in 1988. Based on Alexey Pajitnov's Tetris, Atari's version features the same gameplay as the computer editions of the game, as players must stack differently shaped falling blocks to form and eliminate horizontal lines from the playing field. The game features several difficulty levels and two-player simultaneous play. Descriptioni from Wikipedia . That pages also contains lots of history and...
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Arcade Repair Shop
by Sega
software
eye 18,637
favorite 80
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Developed by Team Shinobi Released Aug, 1988 Also For Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Android, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Genesis, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, MSX, NES, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, SEGA Master System, TurboGrafx-16, TurboGrafx CD, Wii, Windows, Xbox 360, Zodiac, ZX Spectrum Published by SEGA Enterprises Ltd. Perspective Side view Genre Action Gameplay Beat 'em up / Brawler, Platform Visual 2D scrolling Description You are a hero raised from the dead by the god Zeus to rescue his...
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Internet Arcade
by Atari Games
software
eye 6,075
favorite 29
comment 0
RoadBlasters is an arcade game released by Atari Games in 1987. In RoadBlasters, the player must navigate a sports car through 50 different rally races, getting to the finish line before running out of fuel. The object of the game is to complete all 50 rallies without running out of fuel. There is no limit to how many vehicles a player can receive to complete a rally, as long as they have fuel. However, the destruction of the vehicle will subtract a small amount from the player's fuel tank. In...
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Internet Arcade
by Taito America Corporation
software
eye 268,102
favorite 52
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Qix is an arcade game, released by Taito America Corporation in 1981. The objective of Qix is to fence off, or “claim”, a supermajority of the playfield. At the start of each level, the playing field is a large, empty rectangle, containing the Qix — a sticklike entity that performs graceful but unpredictable motions within the confines of the rectangle. The player controls a small diamond-shaped marker that can move around the edges of the rectangle, with the goal to claim as much of the...
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Internet Arcade
by Gottlieb
software
eye 377,483
favorite 164
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Q*bert /ˈkjuːbərt/ is an arcade video game developed and published by Gottlieb in 1982. It is a 2D action game with puzzle elements that uses "isometric" graphics to create a pseudo-3D effect, and serves as a precursor to the isometric platformer genre. The object is to change the color of every cube in a pyramid by making the on-screen character hop on top of the cube while avoiding obstacles and enemies. Players use a joystick to control the character. The game was conceived by...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Internet Arcade
by Williams
software
eye 432,814
favorite 199
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INSTRUCTIONS Joust is a platforming game where the player controls a yellow knight riding a flying ostrich or stork, from a third-person perspective. Using the two-way directional joystick and the button for flapping the ostrich's wings, the player flies the knight amidst the floating rock platforms and above pools of lava; when maneuvering off the screen to either side, the player will continue its path reappearing from the opposite side. The rate at which the player repeatedly presses the...
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Internet Arcade
by Sega
software
eye 321,151
favorite 97
comment 5
Zaxxon is a 1982 isometric shooter arcade game developed and released by Sega. Some sources claim that Japanese electronics company Ikegami Tsushinki also worked on the development of Zaxxon. The game gives the player the experience of flying a fighter craft through a fortress while shooting at enemy entities (missiles, enemy gunfire, etc.) The object of the game is to hit as many targets as possible without being shot down or running out of fuel—which can be replenished, paradoxically, by...
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Internet Arcade
by Bally Midway
software
eye 282,759
favorite 72
comment 6
Tapper, also known as Root Beer Tapper, is a 1983 arcade game released by Bally Midway. The goal of the game is to serve beer (or root beer) and collect empty mugs and tips. Tapper puts the player in the shoes of a bartender. The player must serve eager, thirsty patrons before their patience expires. The game was produced in association with Budweiser. The Tapper game screen features four bars. Patrons arrive periodically at the end of the bar opposite the player and demand drinks. The player...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Internet Arcade
by Williams
software
eye 281,623
favorite 64
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Sinistar is an arcade game released by Williams in 1982. It belongs to a class of video games called twitch games. Sinistar was developed by Sam Dicker, Jack Haeger, Noah Falstein, RJ Mical and Richard Witt. The title is also a pun on the word "sinister." The player pilots a lone spacecraft, and must create "Sinibombs" by shooting at drifting planetoids and catching the crystals that are thereby released. Sinibombs are needed to defeat the game boss, Sinistar, an animated...
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Internet Arcade
by Taito America Corporation
software
eye 1,505
favorite 8
comment 0
Internet Arcade
by Exidy
software
eye 284,500
favorite 26
comment 0
Mouse Trap is a 1981 arcade game released by Exidy, similar to Pac-Man. It was ported to three home systems by Coleco; Coleco's ColecoVision, Mattel's Intellivision, and the Atari 2600. It is also one of the first games on home consoles to have a looping background musical track, which is present in most versions. Many differences between Pac-Man and Mouse Trap are aesthetic: the dots become cheese, the player is a mouse, the ghosts are cats, and power pills are bones that turn the player into...
Topics: arcade, exidy, maze
Internet Arcade
software
eye 407,233
favorite 109
comment 9
Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom is a 1985 action arcade game developed and published by Atari Games, based on the 1984 film of the same name, the second film in the Indiana Jones franchise. It is also the first Atari System 1 arcade game to include digitized speech, including voice clips of Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones and Amrish Puri as Mola Ram, as well as John Williams' music from the film. Gameplay The player assumes the role of Indiana Jones as he infiltrates the lair of the evil...
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Internet Arcade
by Midway
software
eye 31,059
favorite 65
comment 11
Gorf is an arcade game released in 1981 by Midway Mfg., whose name was advertised as an acronym for "Galactic Orbiting Robot Force". It is a multiple-mission fixed shooter with five distinct modes of play, essentially making it five games in one. It is well known for its use of synthesized speech, a new feature at the time. The player controls a spaceship that can move left, right, up and down around the lower third of the screen. The ship can fire a single shot (called a "quark...
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Internet Arcade
by Atari Games
software
eye 45,762
favorite 104
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Gauntlet is a fantasy-themed hack and slash 1985 arcade game by Atari Games. Released in October 1985, Atari ultimately sold a total of 7,848 Gauntlet video game arcade cabinets. It is noted as being one of the first multi-player dungeon crawl arcade games. Originally called Dungeons, the game was conceived by Atari game designer Ed Logg, who claimed inspiration from his son's interest in the paper-based game Dungeons & Dragons and from his own interest in 1983's Atari 800 home computer...
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Internet Arcade
by Sega
software
eye 255,033
favorite 31
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Zaxxon spawned an arcade sequel: Super Zaxxon. The color scheme is different, the player's ship flies faster (making the game more difficult), and the robot at the end of the second fortress is replaced by a dragon. It did not do as well as the original. Zaxxon is a 1982 isometric shooter arcade game developed and released by Sega. Some sources claim that Japanese electronics company Ikegami Tsushinki also worked on the development of Zaxxon. The game gives the player the experience of flying a...
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Internet Arcade
by Williams / Vid Kidz
software
eye 257,149
favorite 36
comment 3
Stargate is an arcade game released in 1981 by Williams Electronics. Created by Eugene Jarvis, it is a sequel to the 1980 game Defender, and was the first of only three productions from Vid Kidz, an independent development house formed by Jarvis and Larry DeMar. This video game has no connection to the subsequent Stargate franchise that began 13 years later. Legal issues The game is also known as Defender Stargate and Defender II. The latter name was used in home video game releases, due to...
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Internet Arcade
by Bally Midway
software
eye 280,096
favorite 28
comment 2
Satan's Hollow is a shoot 'em up arcade game released by Bally Midway in 1982. The gameplay is similar to Galaga from Namco: the player must destroy the flying formations of gargoyles in order to pick up pieces of a bridge that must be built over a river of lava. As the game progresses, the gargoyles begin to throw exploding eggs, along with rocks that can destroy bridge sections; the player also occasionally faces disembodied devil heads that float around the screen and spit fire. In addition...
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Internet Arcade
by Sega
software
eye 13,364
favorite 56
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After Burner II is an arcade-style flight game released by Sega in 1987. It is the second game in the After Burner series. In the game, players fly a F-14 Tomcat jet fighter, gunning down enemies while avoiding incoming fire. Like OutRun, another Sega arcade game, After Burner II came in several versions, the most famous being a large, servo actuated, sit-down cabinet which resembled a cockpit and moved according to the motion of the plane onscreen. The cockpit would bank in the same direction...
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Internet Arcade
by Atari Games
software
eye 25,623
favorite 44
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Developed by Atari Games Corporation Released Mar, 1985 Also For Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum Published by Atari Games Corporation Misc Licensed Perspective 1st-person Genre Action Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Gameplay Arcade, Rail Shooter, Shooter Description The arcade game from Atari Games based on the second Star Wars movie features four action sequences inspired by the film. The graphical style is similar to the first Star Wars game , using vector...